May Chance Meetings
May
7
5:00 PM17:00

May Chance Meetings

FREE & open to all! We believe that great things don’t happen in a vacuum, and we encourage everyone to venture out to network once a month at Chance Meetings. This is an informative, casual, fun networking event that takes place the first Monday of every month from 5 – 7pm at The Rose (50 W Broadway Ave in Jackson). Have an idea? Have a question? Experience to share? Looking for like-minded people? We average 65 – 85 attendees, with new faces in the audience each month. Content ranges from panel discussions to speed networking. Everyone is welcome. Show up, bring ideas, ask questions!

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June Chance Meetings- Resource Forum at Teton County Library- Sponsored by Belay
Jun
4
5:00 PM17:00

June Chance Meetings- Resource Forum at Teton County Library- Sponsored by Belay

FREE & open to all! We believe that great things don’t happen in a vacuum, and we encourage everyone to venture out to network once a month at Chance Meetings. This is an informative, casual, fun networking event that takes place the first Monday of every month from 5 – 7pm at The Rose (50 W Broadway Ave in Jackson). Have an idea? Have a question? Experience to share? Looking for like-minded people? We average 65 – 85 attendees, with new faces in the audience each month. Content ranges from panel discussions to speed networking. Everyone is welcome. Show up, bring ideas, ask questions!

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July Chance Meetings
Jul
9
5:00 PM17:00

July Chance Meetings

PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE DUE TO 4TH OF JULY HOLIDAY.

FREE & open to all! We believe that great things don’t happen in a vacuum, and we encourage everyone to venture out to network once a month at Chance Meetings. This is an informative, casual, fun networking event that takes place the first Monday of every month from 5 – 7pm at The Rose (50 W Broadway Ave in Jackson). Have an idea? Have a question? Experience to share? Looking for like-minded people? We average 65 – 85 attendees, with new faces in the audience each month. Content ranges from panel discussions to speed networking. Everyone is welcome. Show up, bring ideas, ask questions!

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August Chance Meetings
Aug
6
5:00 PM17:00

August Chance Meetings

FREE & open to all! We believe that great things don’t happen in a vacuum, and we encourage everyone to venture out to network once a month at Chance Meetings. This is an informative, casual, fun networking event that takes place the first Monday of every month from 5 – 7pm at The Rose (50 W Broadway Ave in Jackson). Have an idea? Have a question? Experience to share? Looking for like-minded people? We average 65 – 85 attendees, with new faces in the audience each month. Content ranges from panel discussions to speed networking. Everyone is welcome. Show up, bring ideas, ask questions!

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Pitch Day 2018
Aug
9
4:00 PM16:00

Pitch Day 2018

Save the date for Pitch Day 2018! 4-7 PM at Center for the Arts

The Silicon Couloir team invites you to Pitch Day 2018! Please come enjoy investor presentations from some of the most interesting start-up and growth stage companies in the greater Teton area.

This event is free and open to the public. We appreciate all of the support and enthusiasm from those who encourage entrepreneurship in Teton County.

Capital partners and mentors are a critical part of a successful entrepreneurial ecosystem, and we look forward to seeing you on August 8th! To learn more about Silicon Couloir's programs, including Chance Meetings, the Start Up Institute, the Angel Mentor Group, and Leadercast, please sign up for our monthly newsletter by visiting www.siliconcouloir.com. 

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September Chance Meetings
Sep
3
5:00 PM17:00

September Chance Meetings

FREE & open to all! We believe that great things don’t happen in a vacuum, and we encourage everyone to venture out to network once a month at Chance Meetings. This is an informative, casual, fun networking event that takes place the first Monday of every month from 5 – 7pm at The Rose (50 W Broadway Ave in Jackson). Have an idea? Have a question? Experience to share? Looking for like-minded people? We average 65 – 85 attendees, with new faces in the audience each month. Content ranges from panel discussions to speed networking. Everyone is welcome. Show up, bring ideas, ask questions!

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October Chance Meetings
Oct
1
5:00 PM17:00

October Chance Meetings

FREE & open to all! We believe that great things don’t happen in a vacuum, and we encourage everyone to venture out to network once a month at Chance Meetings. This is an informative, casual, fun networking event that takes place the first Monday of every month from 5 – 7pm at The Rose (50 W Broadway Ave in Jackson). Have an idea? Have a question? Experience to share? Looking for like-minded people? We average 65 – 85 attendees, with new faces in the audience each month. Content ranges from panel discussions to speed networking. Everyone is welcome. Show up, bring ideas, ask questions!

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November Chance Meetings
Nov
5
5:00 PM17:00

November Chance Meetings

FREE & open to all! We believe that great things don’t happen in a vacuum, and we encourage everyone to venture out to network once a month at Chance Meetings. This is an informative, casual, fun networking event that takes place the first Monday of every month from 5 – 7pm at The Rose (50 W Broadway Ave in Jackson). Have an idea? Have a question? Experience to share? Looking for like-minded people? We average 65 – 85 attendees, with new faces in the audience each month. Content ranges from panel discussions to speed networking. Everyone is welcome. Show up, bring ideas, ask questions!

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April Chance Meetings
Apr
2
5:00 PM17:00

April Chance Meetings

Theme: After the Launch . . .

We often hear about companies that are launching, and we hear about companies that have sold. But what happens in between? What happens after the launch? There are many successful entrepreneurs in the Teton region, and we wanted to hear what they have been up to. What has happened in the days, weeks, months and years after they designed their website and open their doors?

We’ve asked Aiden Doane of Rex Specs, Brian Modena of TIMBR Creative Agency, and Andi Keenan of Penny Lane Cooperative to share their business journeys with us. They will be on our panel of business owners for “After the Launch”.

About Our Panelists:

Aiden Doane, CEO of Rex Specs (www.rexspecs.com)

Aiden founded Rex Specs in 2015 with her husband Jesse. Her background is in small business management, nonprofit development and accounting. She is a graduate of the Colorado College (2006) and the Leeds School of Business (2013) where she focused on operations and product development strategy. Aiden thrives on the fast pace startup phase and enjoys the creativity and analysis required to strategically grow an idea to a brand.

 

Brian Modena, TIMBR Creative Agency (https://wearetmbr.com/)

Brian Modena moved to Jackson in 2004 for one winter. 14 years later, he has founded the successful creatives agency TMBR.  He is a new father, an avid fisherman, and a Travel & Tourism Board member. In 2017, he became the co-owner of Buckrail, a “fast, free, online news aggregator.”

 

Andi Kennan, Penny Lane Cooperative (http://pennylanecooperative.com/)

Andi Keenan has a degree in retail management from Purdue University. She moved to Jackson in 2004 and opened Penny Lane Cooperative in 2016. The concept store is focused on affordable women’s apparel and local art. Andi is passionate about serving her community, spending time with friends and family, being active at her church, getting outdoors, and loving her life in Jackson.

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FREE & open to all! We believe that great things don’t happen in a vacuum, and we encourage everyone to venture out to network once a month at Chance Meetings. This is an informative, casual, fun networking event that takes place the first Monday of every month from 5 – 7pm at The Rose (50 W Broadway Ave in Jackson). Have an idea? Have a question? Experience to share? Looking for like-minded people? We average 65 – 85 attendees, with new faces in the audience each month. Content ranges from panel discussions to speed networking. Everyone is welcome. Show up, bring ideas, ask questions!

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March Chance Meetings
Mar
5
5:00 PM17:00

March Chance Meetings

FREE & open to all! We believe that great things don’t happen in a vacuum, and we encourage everyone to venture out to network once a month at Chance Meetings. This is an informative, casual, fun networking event that takes place the first Monday of every month from 5 – 7pm at The Rose (50 W Broadway Ave in Jackson). Have an idea? Have a question? Experience to share? Looking for like-minded people? We average 65 – 85 attendees, with new faces in the audience each month. Content ranges from panel discussions to speed networking. Everyone is welcome. Show up, bring ideas, ask questions!

Theme: The Importance of Mentoring

“The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.”  -Steven Spielberg

Our TEAMS mentoring program is set to launch at the end of February with our first Mentor training (Learn more at https://www.siliconcouloir.com/teams). Mentoring is on our minds and the March 5th Chance Meetings is an ideal time to discuss the importance and value of mentoring.

We’ve all heard about the immense benefits of a good mentor-mentee partnership. Many potential mentors and mentees have questions about how to build a productive and trusting mentor-mentee relationship. What are the responsibilities of being an effective mentor or mentee? What are the challenges of mentoring or being mentored? What local avenues exist for forming a mentoring relationship?

Join us at The Rose on March 5th at Chance Meetings for in depth conversation exploring these questions and more with experienced local mentors/mentees who have navigated building and participating in successful mentoring relationships.

Panelists include:

·      Ginny Hutchinson, Silicon Couloir Board Member

·      Allison Bergh, Leadership at Play

·      Linn Heffner, Womentum

·      Todd Hanna, Kate’s Real Food

·      Jim Moses, Rocky Mountain Bank

 

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February Chance Meetings
Feb
5
5:00 PM17:00

February Chance Meetings

FREE & open to all! We believe that great things don’t happen in a vacuum, and we encourage everyone to venture out to network once a month at Chance Meetings. This is an informative, casual, fun networking event that takes place the first Monday of every month from 5 – 7pm at The Rose (50 W Broadway Ave in Jackson). Have an idea? Have a question? Experience to share? Looking for like-minded people? We average 65 – 85 attendees, with new faces in the audience each month. Content ranges from panel discussions to speed networking. Everyone is welcome. Show up, bring ideas, ask questions!

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The Leadership Intensive
Jan
18
to Jan 20

The Leadership Intensive

AN INTENSIVE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

CWC and Silicon Couloir offer this intensive leadership program that combines theory and experiential practice

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

The goal and purpose of the Leadership Intensive is to promote and create a greater depth of leadership capacity within the individuals, teams and organizations of the Jackson and surrounding communities.  The intensive will offer interested and selected participants the opportunity to study specific concepts of leadership that will enhance both their present positions and offer new perspectives toward development in their personal lives.  The course format will offer leadership theories and models while being highly experiential allowing participants the opportunity to put theory into direct practice.

For more information and to register, click here.

OUTCOMES FOR THE LEADERSHIP INTENSIVE:

  • Examine and raise the overall leadership skill set of the participant
  • Understand leadership in teams
  • Develop effective followers
  • Understand systems thinking (process of understanding how things influence one another within a whole) and its application to leadership
  • Form a network of peers for continued learning and support

COURSE FORMAT AND SCHEDULE

FORMAT:

The course is designed for a cohort of 12-30 participants.  The program will consist of a 2.5-day* intensive for a total of 15 hours of instruction.  We will convene:

  • Thursday, January 18  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Friday, January 19    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday January 20    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Center for the Arts  Jackson, WY

Cost:  $395.00 per student

Class size:  Minimum 10, Maximum 25

Email Program Director Liza Millet at lmillet@cwc.edu to reserve your spot now

*All days are mandatory for completion

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January Chance Meetings- SECOND Monday this month!
Jan
8
5:00 PM17:00

January Chance Meetings- SECOND Monday this month!

FREE & open to all! We believe that great things don’t happen in a vacuum, and we encourage everyone to venture out to network once a month at Chance Meetings. This is an informative, casual, fun networking event that takes place the first Monday of every month from 5 – 7pm at Hand Fire Pizza (120 N Cache St). Have an idea? Have a question? Experience to share? Looking for like-minded people? We average 65 – 85 attendees, with new faces in the audience each month. Content ranges from panel discussions to speed networking. Everyone is welcome. Show up, bring ideas, ask questions!

New location - Hand Fire Pizza, on Cache Street just north of the Town Square!

Sometimes all you need is the right connection and a little inspiration. Come find both at our monthly networking event. 

Theme: Beyond the B Corporations, Creating a Regenerative Economy

Is possible to create a successful business that sustains our social, environmental and economic well-being? As our Teton regional economy diversifies, how can entrepreneurs integrate these values into their businesses?  Join Jonathan Schechter and Fred Keller at our first Chance Meetings of 2018 for a thought-provoking discussion on being a part of the regenerative economy. 

Fred Keller founded Cascade Engineering in 1973 with the belief business can be financially profitable and socially and environmentally responsible. Driven by Fred’s belief, a small team of six employees has grown to be a company of 1,600 people serving a worldwide customer base. See Fred discuss the concept of the Triple Bottom line- people, planet, profit- here. (http://www.cascadeng.com/what-we-believe). As one of the largest certified B Corps in the world, Cascade Engineering is widely recognized for business practices that emphasize how business can build financial, social, and environmental capital.

Jonathan Schechter, founder and Executive Director of the Charture Institute. The Charture Institute is a Jackson Hole, Wyoming-based think tank focused on growth, change, and sustainability in Places of Ecological and Aesthetic Significance (PEAS). Charture’s mission is to help these communities understand what’s happening to them, act to identify and sustain their essential qualities, and develop mechanisms for funding their sustainability efforts. You can learn more about Charture Institutehere

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December Chance Meeting and Holiday Party
Dec
4
5:00 PM17:00

December Chance Meeting and Holiday Party

Come join us in December for our annual Holiday Party. We will be serving light apps and libations, and giving a year end summary of Silicon Couloir's highly successful year. We hope to see you there! Please note our new location at Jackson Hole Still Works (3940 South Eagle View Drive). 


When you come to the party Monday night, please consider bringing something from the TYFS Holiday Wish list so local families in a time of need can feel the holiday cheer we all enjoy so much.
TYFS Wish List Items:
-Daypacks
-Sneakers and/or hiking boots
-Sleeping bags and pads
-Ski/ snowboard helmets
-Day or Annual Passes to activities- museum, movies, etc.
-Towels
-Pillows
-Gas Cards for families visiting students at Red Top
-Laptop computers for student’s use in the Crisis Shelter or Group Home
-Car to bring students to town for appointments
-Towels
-Pillows
-New Grill
-Stand-Alone Basketball Hoop
�Thank you! We hope to see you Monday night! �Scott

FREE & open to all! We believe that great things don’t happen in a vacuum, and we encourage everyone to venture out to network once a month at Chance Meetings. This is an informative, casual, fun networking event that takes place the first Monday of every month from 5 – 7pm at Jackson Hole Still Works (3940 South Eagle View Drive). Have an idea? Have a question? Experience to share? Looking for like-minded people? We average 65 – 85 attendees, with new faces in the audience each month. Content ranges from panel discussions to speed networking. Everyone is welcome. Show up, bring ideas, ask questions!

 

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Live Webinar- 10X, Not 10%- How to Grow Your Business Exponentially
Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

Live Webinar- 10X, Not 10%- How to Grow Your Business Exponentially

 
If you could improve everything about your life - by 10X or by 10% - which one would you choose?

Imagine it's the same amount of work, time and effort - but with radically different outcomes.

Following his presentation at the November Chance Meetings, Silicon Couloir Board Member Chris Hessler will host a live webinar further exploring how to 10X Your Business.


Log onto Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/5556658298 for access.
 

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November Chance Meeting
Nov
6
5:00 PM17:00

November Chance Meeting

  • Roadhouse Brewing Co. Taproom on Gregory Lane (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Open to all! We believe that great things don’t happen in a vacuum, and we encourage everyone to venture out to network once a month at Chance Meetings. This is an informative, casual, fun networking event that takes place the first Monday of every month from 5 – 7pm at Hayden's Post. Have an idea? Have a question? Experience to share? Looking for like-minded people? We average 65 – 85 attendees, with new faces in the audience each month. Content ranges from panel discussions to speed networking. Everyone is welcome. Show up, bring ideas, ask questions!

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Accounting for Business Owners Session Three
Oct
23
8:30 AM08:30

Accounting for Business Owners Session Three

In this three-session course Sinéad King will take the fear out of accounting so you can develop an understanding of the power it can provide in your business. This course is designed to educate and empower you to have successful interactions with your accounting professional(s), ensuring that you get all the information needed from them to run a business successfully. Participants will learn to recognize early warning signs in financials and what your financials are telling you.

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Managing People- Setting Expectations Session Two
Oct
18
8:30 AM08:30

Managing People- Setting Expectations Session Two

In this course Cynthia Blankenship will help you understand how to set clear, documented expectations of your staff. Managing people can be a challenge. This course is designed to provide participants with the tools needed for effective people management, starting with setting and documenting expectations. In addition to creating a roles and responsibilities document, we will role play introducing the concept to employees.

The format of the course will be a combination of presentation, group discussion, and practice giving/receiving feedback.

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Accounting For Business Owners Session 2
Oct
16
8:30 AM08:30

Accounting For Business Owners Session 2

Accounting for Business Owners

In this three-session course Sinéad King will take the fear out of accounting so you can develop an understanding of the power it can provide in your business. This course is designed to educate and empower you to have successful interactions with your accounting professional(s), ensuring that you get all the information needed from them to run a business successfully. Participants will learn to recognize early warning signs in financials and what your financials are telling you.

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Managing People- Setting Expectations Session One
Oct
11
8:30 AM08:30

Managing People- Setting Expectations Session One

In this course Cynthia Blankenship will help you understand how to set clear, documented expectations of your staff. Managing people can be a challenge. This course is designed to provide participants with the tools needed for effective people management, starting with setting and documenting expectations. In addition to creating a roles and responsibilities document, we will role play introducing the concept to employees.

The format of the course will be a combination of presentation, group discussion, and practice giving/receiving feedback.

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Oct
9
8:30 AM08:30

Accounting For Business Owners Class 1

Accounting for Business Owners

In this three-session course Sinéad King will take the fear out of accounting so you can develop an understanding of the power it can provide in your business. This course is designed to educate and empower you to have successful interactions with your accounting professional(s), ensuring that you get all the information needed from them to run a business successfully. Participants will learn to recognize early warning signs in financials and what your financials are telling you.

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October Chance Meeting
Oct
2
5:00 PM17:00

October Chance Meeting

Open to all! We believe that great things don’t happen in a vacuum, and we encourage everyone to venture out to network once a month at Chance Meetings. This is an informative, casual, fun networking event that takes place the first Monday of every month from 5 – 7pm at Hayden's Post. Have an idea? Have a question? Experience to share? Looking for like-minded people? We average 65 – 85 attendees, with new faces in the audience each month. Content ranges from panel discussions to speed networking. Everyone is welcome. Show up, bring ideas, ask questions!

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September Chance Meetings
Sep
11
5:00 PM17:00

September Chance Meetings

Open to all! We believe that great things don’t happen in a vacuum, and we encourage everyone to venture out to network once a month at Chance Meetings. This is an informative, casual, fun networking event that takes place the first Monday of every month from 5 – 7pm at Hayden's Post. Have an idea? Have a question? Experience to share? Looking for like-minded people? We average 65 – 85 attendees, with new faces in the audience each month. Content ranges from panel discussions to speed networking. Everyone is welcome. Show up, bring ideas, ask questions!

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Pitch Day 2017
Aug
10
4:00 PM16:00

Pitch Day 2017

This annual event at the Center for the Arts in Jackson, Wyoming, features a handful of local entrepreneurs pitching their business ideas to a panel of experienced investors, and a general audience of over 200 people. This event supports the need for local start-up, and early stage, entrepreneurs to take their ideas to the next level, and gain valuable experience from the effort. Join us to learn from:  

Meet the Six Pitch Day Finalists:

  1. Sarah Jorgensen, Bella Donna
  2. Sam LaCasse, Wrap n Snaps
  3. Jesse Martinek, Vacay RX
  4. Max Ludington, Loyale
  5. Ciela Wynter, Joan of Sparc (pre-launch)
  6. Matt Wan, Momentous (pre-launch)
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August Chance Meeting
Aug
7
5:00 PM17:00

August Chance Meeting

Open to all! We believe that great things don’t happen in a vacuum, and we encourage everyone to venture out to network once a month at Chance Meetings. This is an informative, casual, fun networking event that takes place the first Monday of every month from 5 – 7pm at Hayden's Post. Have an idea? Have a question? Experience to share? Looking for like-minded people? We average 65 – 85 attendees, with new faces in the audience each month. Content ranges from panel discussions to speed networking. Everyone is welcome. Show up, bring ideas, ask questions!

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